Mothers and Their Children

A Feminist Sociology of Childrearing


Author: Jane Ribbens

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446233078

Category: Child rearing

Page: 240

View: 9557

This book presents a fresh approach to the analysis of childrearing a topic on which there is a surfeit of opinions and advice but little sociological research and analysis. By focusing on mothers' own understandings of their childrearing, the author reveals how differences in childrearing are rooted in fundamental ideas about the nature of social life and the place of the individual and the family within it. Jane Ribbens' challenging and accessible discussion covers the broad cultural concepts of family, individuality and the nature of childhood. She analyses the implications of mothers' ideas about these concepts for key childrearing preoccupations of time, discipline and the independence of children. An important theme that emerges is the diversity behind the image of the 'ordinary family'. Drawing on empirical evidence of mothers' concerns and understanding of childrearing, the author illustrates how issues of power and the public/private divide are negotiated in the daily lives of mothers and their children. Mothers and Their Children encompasses both vivid portraits of the lives and concerns of mothers, and an enlightening discussion of key sociological concepts and debates. It will be of central interest to students of sociology, family studies, women's studies, and developmental psychology, as well as to professionals directly involved in issues of childrearing and family life.

Feminist Dilemmas in Qualitative Research

Public Knowledge and Private Lives


Author: Rosalind Edwards,Jane Ribbens

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761956646

Category: Social Science

Page: 213

View: 4718

How can researchers produce work with relevance to theoretical and formal traditions and requirements of public academic knowledge while still remaining faithful to the experiences and accounts of research participants based in private settings? Feminist Dilemmas in Qualitative Research explores this key dilemma and examines the interplay between theory, epistemology and the detailed practice of research. It does this across the whole research process: access, data collection and analysis and writing up research. It goes on to consider ways of achieving high standards of reflexivity and openness in the strategic choices made during research, examining these issues for specific projects in an open and accessible style.

Psychology of the Image


Author: Michael Forrester

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134709552

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

View: 8080

Psychology of the Image outlines a theoretical framework bringing together the semiotic concepts developed by Charles Peirce, the sociological insights of Ervin Goffman and the psychoanalytic ideas of Jacques Lacan. Image studies in fashion, advertising, photography, film studies and psychology have been influenced by these theorists in significant ways. The framework presented helps the reader understand how these ideas relate to the study of different domains of the image: the internal imagery of dreams, external images such as the photograph and image processes which span both contexts, e.g., images we have about ourselves. The topics discussed are organised into three themes. The first considers mental imagery, including sound and dreams. The second addresses the interdependent nature of internal and external images, e.g., the gendered self and social identity. In the third theme, attention turns to external images including television, film, photography, the computer and the internet. Psychology of the Image will be of interest to undergraduates, postgraduates, lecturers and researchers in the fields of psychology, media studies and sociology.

Gender and Consumption

Domestic Cultures and the Commercialisation of Everyday Life


Author: Dr Lydia Martens,Ms Emma Casey

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 140949084X

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 9018

Drawing upon anthropological, sociological and historical perspectives, this volume provides a unique insight into women’s domestic consumption. The contributors argue that domestic consumption represents an important lens through which to examine the everyday production and reproduction of socio-economic relations. Through a variety of case studies (such as gambling, wedding day consumption and bedroom décor), the essays explore and reconsider the nature of public and private spaces, and the subsequent nature of domestic space – often by challenging traditional notions of what constitutes ‘the domestic’. The volume demonstrates the broad range of experiences that domestic consumption offers women and reveals some of the complex meanings and motivations underpinning women’s consumption practices.

Families and Poverty

Everyday life on a low income


Author: Daly, Mary,Kelly, Grace

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447318862

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 6128

The recent radical cutbacks of the welfare state in the UK have meant that poverty and income management continue to be of great importance for intellectual, public and policy discourse. Written by leading authors in the field, the central interest of this innovative book is the role and significance of family in a context of poverty and low-income. Based on a micro-level study carried out in 2011 and 2012 with 51 families in Northern Ireland, it offers new empirical evidence and a theorisation of the relationship between family life and poverty. Different chapters explore parenting, the management of money, family support and local engagement. By revealing the ordinary and extraordinary practices involved in constructing and managing family and relationships in circumstances of low incomes, the book will appeal to a wide readership, including policy makers.

Managing Reform in Universities

The Dynamics of Culture, Identity and Organisational Change


Author: B. Stensaker,J. Välimaa,C. Sarrico

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137284293

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 8880

This collection, now in paperback, explores how universities are coping with the range of reforms and changes taking place across higher education today. Analyzing areas such as leadership, quality management, strategic thinking, collegiality and academic work, and from the perspective of different agents within higher education including students, academics and management, this book examines the various differences between reform attempts and the actual changes happening in universities.

Mothers Surviving Child Sexual Abuse


Author: Carol-Ann Hooper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780203214084

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 9138

Despite increased recognition of the high incidence of child sexual abuse, little attention has so far been paid to the women on whom children primarily depend for care adn protection - their mothers. Informed by theory and research on other situations involving loss, secrecy and moral dilemmas, as well as the rapidly accumulating knowledge of child sexual abuse, Mothers Surviving Child Sexual Abuse offers a new analysis of mother's reactions and resposes, presenting a fresh perspective on a shocking porblem for practitioners and policy-makers involved in child protection, as well as students and lecturers of social work and social studies and women's studies.

Constructing and Reconstructing Childhood

Contemporary Issues in the Sociological Study of Childhood


Author: Allison James,Alan Prout

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780750707039

Category: Education

Page: 260

View: 1978

First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Having children

philosophical and legal reflections on parenthood : essays


Author: Onora O'Neill,William Ruddick,Society for Philosophy and Public Affairs

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 362

View: 9617

Regretting Motherhood

Wenn Mütter bereuen


Author: Orna Donath

Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

ISBN: 364118701X

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 505

Darf man es bereuen, Mutter zu sein? Ein Tabubruch "Regretting Motherhood" thematisiert, was bisher kaum ausgesprochen wird: Dass viele Frauen in der Mutterschaft nicht die "vorgeschriebene" Erfüllung finden. Dass sie ihre Kinder lieben und trotzdem nicht Mutter sein wollen. Ih ihrem bahnbrechenden Buch analysiert die engagierte Soziologin Orna Donath die Dimension des Tabus und lässt Mütter selbst von ihren Erfahrungen berichten.

The unheralded majority

contemporary women as mothers


Author: Lydia O'Donnell

Publisher: Free Press

ISBN: 9780669082746

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 170

View: 349

Gender and caring

work and welfare in Britain and Scandinavia


Author: Clare Ungerson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 197

View: 3424

Ecological studies of family life


Author: Arlene Vetere,Anthony Gale

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471912538

Category: Psychology

Page: 206

View: 940

Considers why psychology has neglected the ?family? and offers an evaluation of existing theories of family behavior. Critiques general system theory and its applications in research and clinical contexts. Describes participant observation of family life as noted by researchers who lived in a family's home for extended periods and observed family interaction.

Women, Power, and Politics


Author: Margaret Stacey,Marion Price

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780422761505

Category: Femmes en politique

Page: 214

View: 954

The Demands of Motherhood

Agents, Roles and Recognition


Author: L. Smyth

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137010258

Category: Social Science

Page: 178

View: 5710

Drawing on qualitative interviews with forty middle-class mothers living in Northern Ireland and the US, this book explores the strategies women adopt, as they take on and creatively re-make motherhood in ways which allow them to cope.